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Say please, say thank you : the respect we owe one another

Author: Donald W McCullough
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©1998.
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McCullough, Donald W., 1949-
Say please, say thank you.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©1998
(OCoLC)624477101
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald W McCullough
ISBN: 0399144390 9780399144394
OCLC Number: 39093608
Description: 286 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Say please: respecting the freedom of others --
Say thank you: acknowledging dependence on others --
Tell white lies (occasionally): protecting from unnecessary hurt --
Don't let your fingers do the talking: curbing violence within --
Don't show up at a wedding in a baseball cap: showing respect with what you wear --
Don't be late: guarding the time of others --
Repondez Sil Vous Plait: being considerate of others' plans --
Wait until everyone is served before you pick up a fork: Observing the social significance of meals --
Keep you feet off the coffee table: valuing the property of others --
Keep your bumper off my tailpipe: waiting your turn --
Hold your wind: trying no to offend with bodily grossness --
Pay what you owe: rendering others their due --
Keep your hands to yourself: Acknowledging sexual boundaries --
Be quiet in church: Cultivating a sense of reverence --
Don't wear red to a Chinese funeral: honoring our differences. Apologize when you've blown it: accepting responsibility for your failures --
Use nice stationary: attending to the forms of communication --
Close your mouth and open your ears: learning to be a good listener --
Be first to reach for the tab: developing a generous spirit --
Leave a tip worth working for: noticing those who serve --
Go home before your host falls asleep: not abusing the gift of hospitality --
Hang up the phone during dinner and at bedtime: avoiding unnecessary intrusions --
Kneel down to speak with children: meeting others at their own level --
Respect your elders: honoring those who nurture and lead --
Watch what you say: understanding the power of words --
Don't leave a messy campsite: cleaning up after yourself --
Keep a secret: earning the trust of others --
Don't let your dog romance my leg: remembering not everyone shares your interests --
Stop drinking while you can still remember your mother's maiden name: bestowing the benefits of moderation --
Stay out of the bay until you know the difference between a starboard and a port tack: learning and obeying the rules of the road --
Don't tell jokes at the expense of others: forbearing humor that demeans --
Keep card companies in business: remembering milestones --
Tell your buddy his fly is open: speaking the truth in love --
Pretend you don't notice when your dinner partner drools: guarding the dignity of others --
Wave to motor boaters: strengthening the bonds of community --
Once in a while be a slob: knowing when to break the rules.
Responsibility: Don McCullough.

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